More remains have been recovered at Leon River, around 25 miles away from Fort Hood, Texas, where soldier Vanessa Guillen’s remains were found earlier this week.
CBS 10 reports that authorities found additional human remains on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators returned to the scene to search again after determining only partial remains were discovered the day prior, by civilians who detected a foul odor after the recent rain. They believe that the additional remains are of Guillen.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Guillen’s remains were found inside a shallow grave near Leon River. Although not officially confirmed, Texas Equusearch founder, Tim Miller, said items of evidence found at the scene made him “99.9%” sure it was Guillen.
A medical examiner is currently working to determine the identity.
The official confirmation could take a while since the remains were sealed in concrete. The suspected killers, according to Miller, poured freshly-mixed concrete directly onto Guillen’s body to make a homemade body vault. They also allegedly bought lime, shovels, and plastic bags, then covered the body with rocks.
Guillen was last seen alive on April 22 at the armory room at Fort Hood, where she worked. She was inexplicably called in on her day off. Guillen’s mother, Gloria, previously told CrimeOnline that her daughter was being sexually harassed at the base.
Overnight Wednesday, a junior soldier identified as a suspect in the case, Aaron Robinson, shot himself in the head as police pursued him. Two other suspects, including the estranged wife of a Fort Hood soldier, are now behind bars in connection with the case.
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[Feature Photo: Vanessa Guillen/Handout]